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by anoney
Aug 27th, '07, 00:30
Forum: International Community
Topic: United Kingdom D-Addicts
Replies: 439
Views: 85456

London here!

Studying Japanese at a London Uni too. Just chiming in...
by anoney
May 6th, '07, 08:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

Yup, the "you'll be treated like a Japanese student even though you're a year-abroad student" comment was kinda surprising when I first heard it, but apparently the University lumps their foreign students in with their native students in order to help cohesion. We live in the same dorms too, so I ap...
by anoney
May 5th, '07, 23:24
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

guitarpj:

My year abroad is part of my University degree! So it's a slightly different situation from some of the other people here.
by anoney
May 2nd, '07, 22:22
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's speak Japanese...
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

どうしたのだろうね。

みんなは一緒に日本語で話したがらないよね。

僕の場合は、最近期末試験のせいでちょっと忙しいし、参加できなく、すみません。
by anoney
May 1st, '07, 23:38
Forum: International Community
Topic: Pakistani D-Addicts
Replies: 27
Views: 21750

I am!

(Pakistani, British (London) born though)
by anoney
Apr 20th, '07, 16:43
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's speak Japanese...
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

そうですね。

「発展」はこういうふうに使えると思う:
例:問題に発展する(develop into a problem)

「開発」はこういうふうに:
例:ロボットの開発…(development of a robot)

このように、「発展」は状態が変わるということ、進むことだ。「開発」は作るということだ。

…と思う。

(日本語でどう違うか説明するのが難しいけど、みんながだいたい分かると思う)
by anoney
Apr 20th, '07, 15:55
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's speak Japanese...
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

すごいですね。おにぎりマン僕より上手だと思います。

質問があれば、どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

(追伸:開発と発展の使い方が分かりますが、その「退社」と「退学」についての問題を聞いたことがありませんから、もしおにぎりマンが知っていれば、教えていただけないでしょうか?)
by anoney
Apr 20th, '07, 15:09
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's speak Japanese...
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

Let's speak Japanese...

日本語の勉強にめぐるスレがありますが、日本語で話すスレがないのに気づきましたから、始めようと思っておりました。

皆さん、このスレの中には、なるべく日本語で話すようにしてみましょうね。初級の方はたぶん参加できないと思うのですが、中級の方も高級の方も日本語で話していただいたらうれしいですよ。

日本語についての質問があれば、どうしても日本語で聞いて下さいね。もし無理ならば、英語でいいのですが、非常に難しい質問なら、ここに聞いてくださいね。このスレの中には、英語が禁止だというわけではありませんが、日本語を使ってみないと上達しませんね。

それでは、一緒に頑張りましょうね。
by anoney
Apr 20th, '07, 07:22
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

Re: Ano.....?

Shae0001 wrote:Do you live in the states? or Where? Because I would like to know where you can go to take classes?
I live in London.
by anoney
Apr 20th, '07, 01:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

You have to understand, different people learn in different ways. I began Japanese from scratch with a 1 year intensive Diploma course. It was (and still is) the most intensive 1 year course offered in the whole of Europe (with some top class teachers and proven track record). I literally put my lif...
by anoney
Apr 19th, '07, 23:39
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

One thing I must ask... How long have you been writing/speaking Japanese for? This August will mark 2 years since I started learning Japanese (from scratch). :) And Riee, you're right it's very hard for you as you want to study for the whole duration of a degree (3-5 years I think). However, appare...
by anoney
Apr 19th, '07, 19:00
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

Hey! I had the choice of going to either Waseda University, Keio University, Tokyo Gaidai, Sophia (Jyouji) University, or Hokkaido University. While the others are all very reputable, I chose Hokkaido mainly to improve my Japanese in as quick a time as possible. I'm going there to study for one year...
by anoney
Apr 19th, '07, 03:35
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

You will need all three unfortunately. Speaking-wise, it doesn't matter you don't need to know hiragana/katakana/kanji, but for writing you need a combination of all three.
by anoney
Apr 18th, '07, 14:50
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

I agree that speech should be tackled first,followed closely by writing (hiragana, then kanji). The problem with using romaji is that once you rely on it, it's hard to switch to kana (which is the name for hiragana and katakana). Romaji also implies that there are convenient spaces in between nouns ...
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 21:20
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

Quashio:

Many thanks for the correction, that's the only thing which really stumped me as I couldn't find any entries in my dictionaries. Original post corrected!
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 19:59
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

Ore.Sama: What requiem did was nominalise the verb "kaeru". By "nominalise" I mean that he converted it to a noun. By converting verbs to a noun we can make even more complex sentences like: "It took 5 hours to travel to London" "Listening to Japanese is more difficult than speaking Japanese." You c...
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 18:05
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

@ anoney: IIRC in informal Japanese cutting off the copula following nouns (especially time or physical placement ones, like "tsumori," "yotei," "gurai," etc.) is entirely an okay practice, although if I wanted to stay consistent I would say "tsukutte" or "tsukirinasai" rather than a polite "kudasa...
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 17:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nemureru Mori (A Sleeping Forest)
Replies: 42
Views: 21616

Naoki "dying" on the train in the final scene doesn't make much sense either. People don't just die from exhaustion. It makes more sense that he just merely missed his stop, leaving her waiting. Bittersweet, yet ultimately happy. It is probably something more than just a tragic drama... The author w...
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 17:24
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Shinobi
Replies: 137
Views: 31809

I assumed she didn't poke them out, she only injured them (thus leaving her blind). Hence, the discolouration of the eyes.
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 16:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nemureru Mori (A Sleeping Forest)
Replies: 42
Views: 21616

REVIEW (added to dramawiki page too): Hmm, I'm a little split on this drama. I heard a lot of the praise surrounding this drama and "Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi", and while I came away completely satisfied with that I was left feeling a little disappointed with this. The reason I make comparison...
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 16:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Shinobi
Replies: 137
Views: 31809

The manga was better. The anime was better. The book was far better. And this was the problem. The movie had too much to live up to. Like most comic book movies they never really manage to capture the full impact of the comic/book so we are left with an average movie and a subpar comic book adaptat...
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 15:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Nemureru Mori (A Sleeping Forest)
Replies: 42
Views: 21616

To bump an old thread.. Just finished watching this drama. I have some questions. Would anyone like to discuss this drama? 1. Hamazaki Kiichiro's mum appears only in his own mind, right? The stretcher scene on the cruise showed his hands plainly in the air from the bystanders' viewpoint while he sa...
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 14:35
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

Kaeru tsumori kara, yuushoku tsukutte kudasai. = "Because I intend on returning home, please make dinner." Kaeru no wa North Pole kara chotto muzukashii da to omoimasu. = "I think returning from the North Pole is a little difficult." Just nitpicking now, but I noticed a few grammatical errors in th...
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 14:27
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

I actually have my own question now - recently I wrote a paper in Japanese and had my Japanese friend correct it. After tearing apart my terrible grammar, he changed something that I wasn't sure was an error: is there a difference between ~naide and ~zuni? 食べずに高校に行ってしまった。 Without eating I went to s...
by anoney
Apr 16th, '07, 14:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

Let's break it down (kanji first, then kana, then romaji, then a small explanation of components, then english translation): 春暖快適の候、 しゅんだんかいてきのこう、 Shundankaiteki no kou, Shundan = warm spring weather, spring warmth Kaiteki = pleasant, aggreable, comfortable no = possesive particle Kou = weather, sea...
by anoney
Mar 30th, '07, 19:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [DISCUSSION] A Million Stars Fall From The Sky
Replies: 66
Views: 36650

Wow. Just finished watching this drama after having it sit on my computer for over a year. Antok's review had me chomping at the bit to watch this as soon as I got any free time from study/work, and boy am I glad I did. I've not seen many Jdramas, in fact I could probably count all the ones I've see...
by anoney
Mar 28th, '07, 15:59
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

I personally find "ichiban daisuki" to be a bit too strong a phrase to use when describing more than one thing. If I'm talking about many things like sports, music and Japanese dramas then I will omit the "ichiban" and just put "daisuki" because by stating those specific three things you are immedia...
by anoney
Mar 28th, '07, 15:19
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 216020

etoo...supotsu,ongaku to nihon no dorama mo, ga ichiban daisuki desu...(i really like/enjoy to play sports, listening to music and watching japanese dramas) sore kara subete no wa-shoku ga ichiban daisuki desu.... (and then i really like all of japanese food) Not to be a party pooper, but just poin...
by anoney
Mar 12th, '07, 23:52
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: need help.. please translate..
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

Just quickly, in the second pic she answers the question with:

"I prefer a strong man who has his own will/purposefullness, over a man who is kind and warm/fuzzy."
by anoney
Mar 12th, '07, 01:08
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: need help.. please translate..
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

There's quite a bit of Japanese on both pics... which bits exactly would you like translated?
by anoney
Mar 10th, '07, 23:59
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: japanese quizes online
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

by anoney
Mar 10th, '07, 14:07
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Irrashaimase!!! Help on ordering dishes in a restaurant.
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Part of their "shall we speak Japanese or English?" behaviour can be attributed to the fact that they probably don't deal with very many American (non-Japanese) customers who speak Japanese. Coupled with the fact that you obviously don't speak fluent Japanese (that's not an attack at all, I'm just s...
by anoney
Mar 4th, '07, 00:11
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: December 3 JLPT Anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 7409

I took 2-kyuu and passed! 250/400 was my overall mark (62% I think). I was the first to see the results of everyone who took the exam in the UK because I was helping out on the admin side :) I didn't do any revision at all (I was swamped with University work at the time) so I wandered in expecting t...
by anoney
Jan 29th, '07, 01:53
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What's your MAJOR??
Replies: 372
Views: 71958

Doing a BA Japanese at University. :)
by anoney
Jan 1st, '07, 01:12
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Proud or embarrassed at your addiction to Drama?
Replies: 250
Views: 31062

I don't feel proud or ashamed of watching JDramas.

I have to admit, the main reason I watch them is for the listening aspect of learning Japanese. If they were English dramas I can't imagine watching them at all, many of the storylines are clichéd and much of the acting is pretty poor.
by anoney
Dec 30th, '06, 10:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 280375

1. Orange Days
2. Sekai no Chuushin de...
3. Beautiful Life
by anoney
Dec 29th, '06, 02:03
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18885

Believe it or not, you CAN love something to such an extent that it's problems/bad points are not visible. I think you can apply this to those "Japanophiles" or "otakus" who are so apologetic and defensive about Japan that they can't accept something bad or objective being said about it. However, I ...
by anoney
Dec 29th, '06, 01:35
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18885

You don't have to have been to Japan to have an interest in it. I've never been to space, yet many millions across the globe have varying degrees of fascination with that big black canvas full of stars. Because Japan is still a fairly uniqueweird/cool/mystical country to westerners, very few have be...
by anoney
Dec 28th, '06, 20:46
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18885

And even then, the Japanese geisha at the center of the story claims that he (the American) fabricated the story. Memoirs has been filtered through so much that one can hardly call it an authentic slice of Japanese life of the period it is set in. It's considered more a good (depending on taste) wor...
by anoney
Dec 28th, '06, 12:28
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Most Japanophiles haven't visited Japan yet
Replies: 151
Views: 18885

They're not big on foreigners?

lol, we're all screwed.
by anoney
Dec 27th, '06, 14:33
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Got Japanese Girlfriend?
Replies: 126
Views: 18274

One thing to remember about Japanese females is that... they are females. Once the initial mystery and allure wears off, you'll find that females are females no matter where they are born or how they look. Yes, some traits of their personality are the result of their surroundings/cultures, but in my...
by anoney
Oct 22nd, '06, 12:28
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Visiting somone's workplace in Jdoramas
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Yep, gonna have to agree that this is made up. Whenever I've visited the workplace of all my Japanese friends, it's always a short glance with a quick acknowledgement and a "let's phone/talk after I've finished working". Most times a buchou/kachou/shachou (department chief/section chief/company head...
by anoney
Sep 6th, '06, 12:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Orange Days
Replies: 218
Views: 81344

Thank you!
by anoney
Sep 4th, '06, 18:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Orange Days
Replies: 218
Views: 81344

This is probably going to sound a little strange, but it's bugged me ever since I saw this great drama... Does anyone know the name of the violin piece that Sae was playing the first time they meet? (outside school, where Kai was tying his shoelace). I know it's Bach, but is there a specific name fo...
by anoney
Sep 2nd, '06, 00:03
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What languages do you know?
Replies: 485
Views: 112825

This is a weird one. I'm British so English is my first language, but I've been studying Japanese intensively for 1 year in London (and plan to carry on). I find that conversation-wise I'm generally fine, but when it comes to dramas and movies they are a bit harder to 100% understand. I recently wat...
by anoney
Aug 31st, '06, 18:14
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: *** TORRENT FILE DELIVERY SERVICE ***
Replies: 85
Views: 65230

Gokusen Season 02, Episode 06 (SARS)

to: kainichiro@yahoo.com

Many thanks, and much appreciated!